New Hotels

W Paris – Opéra Hotel to Open in February

W Paris – Opéra Hotel to Open in February

The W Paris – Opéra hotel will open in an historic 1870s building, across from Opéra Garnier on February 14, 2012.
Designed by Rockwell Group, the 91-room hotel retains some architectural elements, such as the structure’s original vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and marble staircases and fireplaces. But it is also very twenty-first century: a digital wall that displays changing patterns runs throughout the property.
Guest rooms offer amenities including high-speed Internet …

Waldorf-Astoria Expansion to Include Chicago, Washington D.C., and Amsterdam Hotels

Waldorf-Astoria Expansion to Include Chicago, Washington D.C., and Amsterdam Hotels

Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand is undergoing rapid expansion both domestically and globally.
Hilton Worldwide has purchased The Elysian Hotel Chicago, which opened in 2009, in a joint venture with Elysian principals, and is scheduled to rebrand the hotel as the Waldorf Astoria Chicago in February 2012. The 188-room hotel, situated in Chicago’s Gold Coast area, features two restaurants, a fitness center and spa, and a courtyard. Guest …

On Heels of First U.S. Hotel’s Debut, Rezidor to Expand Radisson Blu in Greece, Serbia

On Heels of First U.S. Hotel’s Debut, Rezidor to Expand Radisson Blu in Greece, Serbia

The Rezidor Hotel Group’s Radisson Blu brand is making its debut in Greece with a new property in Athens.
Rezidor plans to rebrand the 152-room Athens Park Hotel, in the north of the city center,  as Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens by the end of 2011. Renovations are scheduled for completion in 2012. The hotel has two restaurants (one rooftop), a bar, two meeting rooms, and a rooftop pool with views …

What Kind of Travel News Are You Interested In?

What Kind of Travel News Are You Interested In?

Observant readers may have noticed that we have expanded our news coverage.  On the top right of Executive Road Warrior, you will find Frequent Business Traveler News.
Led by our new editor-in-chief, Eva Leonard, and our News and Technology Editor, Paul Riegler, we have been publishing a variety of interesting news items we believe are relevant to the frequent and premium business traveler.
We would like your input on what kind of …

The Conrad New York Hotel to Open in Financial District

The Conrad New York Hotel to Open in Financial District

Hilton Worldwide’s The Conrad New York hotel is to open later this year in the Financial District’s Battery Park City, at 102 North End Avenue (at Vesey Street).  The all-suite hotel, adjacent to the Hudson River and the new Freedom Tower (One World Trade), will have 463 guestrooms, starting at 430 square feet, that will feature amenities including high-speed and Wi-Fi access, flat-screen HD televisions and spacious work areas.
The hotel …

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, the first Jumeirah property in the U.A.E.’s capital, has opened on the Arabian Gulf in the Ras Al Akhdar area of Abu Dhabi, close to the central business district and ministry compounds,
With 382 guestrooms and suites, 199 fully-serviced residences, 12 restaurants, bars and lounges, Talise Spa and one of the largest conference centers in Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is furnished in a contemporary style, …